Thursday, February 12, 2015

Travelore News: South African Airways Resumes Daily Round-Trip Nonstop Service Between New York & Johannesburg

Flights Conveniently Timed For Travel Between The Big Apple & Africa's Big Five
 South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's
 national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded airline, will resume its daily nonstop flights between 
Johannesburg, South Africa, and New York-JFK International Airport, on March 7th. The resumption of the
 nonstop service on the northbound flight from Johannesburg to New York-JFK will reduce the overall travel
 time on the route by nearly 90 minutes.
South African Airways A340-600 aircraft that will soon be operating on the New York - Johannesburg route
While SAA's flight from New York-JFK to Johannesburg is operating daily on a nonstop year-round basis,
 the northbound flight has been temporarily making a one-hour refuelling stop in Dakar, Senegal, due in
 part to lower travel demand during the winter months. The nonstop flights in each direction are timed 
conveniently to connect in Johannesburg with SAA's extensive route network in Southern Africa of over
 55 destinations and in New York with flights to over 35 cities in the U.S. and Canada through our code
 share partners JetBlue Airways, United Airlines and Air Canada.
"We are excited to bring back our popular daily nonstop flight from Johannesburg to New York," said
 Marc Cavaliere, Executive Vice President, North America for South African Airways. "We see strong
 demand from both business and leisure travellers for nonstop service in this market and our flight
 schedules will offer greater convenience for our customers."

The nonstop flight schedule is as follows (all times are local)
New York–JFK to Johannesburg
Johannesburg to New York-JFK
SA #204
SA #203
Departs New York-JFK: 11.15am
Departs Johannesburg, South Africa: 8.30pm
Arrives Johannesburg, South Africa: 8.20am+1
Arrives New York-JFK: 6.40am+1
SAA's flights between New York-JFK and Johannesburg are operated on the state-of-the-art wide-body
 Airbus A340-600 aircraft, featuring 42 full-flat 180-degree beds in Premium Business Class and 275
 seats in Economy Class, ergonomically designed with adjustable headrests and industry-leading
 legroom of up to 34" for long-haul travel. Customers traveling in both Premium Business Class and
 Economy Class enjoy an extensive menu of on-demand audio and visual entertainment options, freshly
 prepared meals and complimentary bar service featuring award-winning South African wines.
South African Airways offers the most non-stop daily service between the U.S. and South Africa, with
 flights from New York-JFK and Washington, DC-Dulles. In early 2015, the airline further strengthened
 its position as a leading carrier in the aviation world by being awarded a Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13
 consecutive years.

For reservations and information, customers should visit or contact South African
 Airways' North America Reservations Center at 1-(800) 722-9675.

About South African Airways 
South African Airways (SAA), South Africa's national flag carrier and the continent's most awarded
 airline, serves 67 destinations worldwide in partnership with SA Express, Airlink and its low cost
 carrier Mango. In North America, SAA operates daily nonstop flights from New York-JFK and direct
 flights from Washington D.C.-IAD (via Dakar, Senegal) to Johannesburg. SAA has codes share
 agreements with United Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airways, which offer convenient connections
 from more than 30 cities to SAA's flights. SAA is a Star Alliance member and the recipient of the
 Skytrax 4-Star rating for 13 consecutive years.
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